The Nature Lover's Book Club

The Nature Lover's Book Club

The Bucks County Audubon Society at the Honey Hollow Educational Environmental Center welcomes you to join us at the Doylestown Bookshop for a fun and engaging discussion about all things nature. We will be meeting the 4th Thursday evening of the month, starting at 6:15 p.m. We welcome your insights and input for future readings. Bring a friend and make a new one and we look forward to seeing you at the next meeting. Visit our blog for more info: http://natureloversbookclub.blogspot.com/

Next Meeting: Thursday, April 27th at 6:15 pm

Discussing: The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf

 
Book Description:

Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was the most famous scientist of his age, a visionary German naturalist and polymath whose discoveries forever changed the way we understand the natural world. Among his most revolutionary ideas was a radical conception of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. In North America, Humboldt's name still graces towns, counties, parks, bays, lakes, mountains, and a river. And yet the man has been all but forgotten.
In this illuminating biography, Andrea Wulf brings Humboldt's extraordinary life back into focus: his prediction of human-induced climate change; his daring expeditions to the highest peaks of South America and to the anthrax-infected steppes of Siberia; his relationships with iconic figures, including Simon Bolivar and Thomas Jefferson; and the lasting influence of his writings on Darwin, Wordsworth, Goethe, Muir, Thoreau, and many others. Brilliantly researched and stunningly written, The Invention of Nature reveals the myriad ways in which Humboldt's ideas form the foundation of modern environmentalism--and reminds us why they are as prescient and vital as ever.

The Invention of Nature by Andre Wulf
NATIONAL BEST SELLER
One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, The James Wright Award for Nature Writing, the Costa Biography Award, the Royal Geographic Society's Ness Award, the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award
Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the Royal Society Science Book Prize, the Kirkus Prize Prize for Nonfiction, the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award


A Best Book of the Year: The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Economist, Nature, Jezebel, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, New Scientist, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Evening Standard, The Spectator
Event date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:15pm
Event address: 
The Doylestown Bookshop
16 S Main St.
Doylestown, PA 18901
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ISBN: 9780544387638
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$15.99
ISBN: 9780062331175
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February 2017 Selection


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$17.00
ISBN: 9780143122944
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Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2013

March 2017 Selection


The Invention of Nature Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345806291
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2016

April 2017 Selection


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$16.00
ISBN: 9780802124739
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Published: Grove Press - March 8th, 2016

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By John McPhee, James Graves (Illustrator)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374514426
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 1978

June 2017 Selection